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June 16, 2015
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CSG, The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation to Provide Ridesharing Educational Programming


MALVERN, Penn.--The Council of State Governments and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation are collaborating to provide state policymakers with nonpartisan educational programming examining the insurance-related regulatory and legislative landscape surrounding ridesharing services. The emergence of ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, has sparked discussion among policymakers around the country.

The first program offered on this topic will be a CSG eCademy webcast June 23, which will be open to public policymakers and staff. Invitations also will be sent to CSG's membership at large and targeted committees of jurisdiction.

Live, on-site sessions will also be provided later this summer in Ohio and Massachusetts, offering a more in-depth exploration of the issues and consideration of items of particular relevance to each state.

A final CSG eCademy webcast will be presented later in the year in an effort to provide a broad national audience of policymakers with an updated look at the issues.

"Our two organizations are excited about this opportunity to work together in order to better educate public policymakers on these emerging issues," said Frank Paul Tomasello, program director at The Griffith Foundation. "Both The Griffith Foundation and CSG share similar missions, which include a commitment to an unbiased, academic approach to programming. This focus will be at the heart of our collaboration."

"Services like Uber and Lyft appear to have profound implications for transportation policy and planning, both now and into the future," said Sean Slone, Director of Transportation & Infrastructure Policy at The Council of State Governments. "CSG is proud to collaborate on this project with Griffith and bring these essential conversations to our members."

Learn more about The Griffith Foundation's collaborative effort with CSG.
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The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, nonadvocacy educational organization dedicated to providing unbiased information about risk management and insurance through educational programs targeting students and public policymakers. The Griffith Foundation is affiliated with The Institutes, the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. For more information, visit www.griffithfoundation.org.


The Council of State Governments is our nation’s only organization serving all three branches of state government. CSG is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. This offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.